If you’re looking for a Rushmoor law firm, you’ll need to search in the towns of Aldershot or Farnborough. These are the two main towns that make up the administrative area that the government created in terms of policy administration. The population of the Rushmore district totals 94,400 people.
Aldershot and Farnborough’s military links
Both Aldershot and Farnborough has strong ties to the armed forces. Aldershot is known as being the home of the British army, and Farnborough is linked to the Royal Airforce. It is home to the oldest active airfield in the UK – the Royal Aerospace Establishment (RAE), an establishment which tests and helps to develop various aircraft, both military and commercial. Damaged aircraft are often sent here to undergo accident investigation testing.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
In terms of personal injuries, members of the Armed Forces are sometimes the victims of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), a debilitating psychological condition that sometimes affects people who have been involved in stressful circumstances, such as a battle, or in civilian terms, a road traffic accident, or a personal assault.
The causes of PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a difficult condition to correctly diagnose. It requires the services of a trained, qualified, psychiatrist. As well as being physically involved in stressful situations, PTSD can be caused by merely hearing about a dire circumstance that has befallen a close friend or family member.
Common symptoms of PTSD
People who fall foul of PTSD often experience feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, grief, and guilt. The common symptoms of PTSD include things such as:
- Avoidance by cutting oneself off
- Rapid heartbeat
- Drug abuse
- Muscular pain
- Sleep disorder
- Sudden flashbacks
- Hyper-vigilance – being on constant guard
PTSD is more common than you might suspect
Most people suffer from some sort of mild PTSD having personally undergone a stressful situation, or having heard about one. It’s quite normal and in most instances self heals within approximately 6 weeks. If your symptoms last beyond 6 weeks and are of a more chronic nature, then you should go and see your GP.
Tracking down a good Rushmoor law firm
If you have been diagnosed as suffering from PTSD and you are thinking of launching a personal injury claim to try and obtain compensation from the people who were responsible for the incident in question, you should track down a good Rushmoor law firm who specialise in personal injury claims.
The benefits of working with Accident Advice Helpline
Anyone in the UK, including in the Rushmoor area, who is thinking about claiming compensation in relation to PTSD is welcome to use the services of us here at Accident Advice Helpline. PTSD is something that we have extensive experience with. Anyone using our services will benefit from:
- Our ‘no win, no fee’ services, as recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen
- Use of our online 30 second ‘HOW MUCH’ calculator
- Our unsurpassed customer support service
- A 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500 free from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles